Our Team

Grace City Church’s aim is to develop a team of elders whose primary responsibility is to oversee and care for the church through the ministry of the Word and prayer.  Currently, Mike is the only elder.  However, we do not see this as a biblical or healthy situation.  Therefore, Grace City is in the process of developing an eldership to serve alongside Mike.  The first step in this process is to develop a church membership.  It is from the membership that future elders will be selected.  For more on eldership please refer part 7 of our Biblically Healthy Church series.

JaMMike is the Pastor of Grace City Church.  He started Grace City (f/k/a Grace Bible Church Kapolei) in 2006. Mike is married to Julie and has three children, Josiah (14), Micah (12), and Aaron(10). Mike graduated from ‘Iolani High school, received a BA in Journalism from the University of Hawaii, and a Masters of Divinity from The King’s Seminary. Prior to starting GCC Mike served as a youth and college pastor at Grace Bible Church Honolulu (10 years), Executive pastor at Grace Bible Church Pearlside (3 years), and also spent 8 months as a missionary to Europe.

Mike is responsible for preaching and teaching.

Grace City’s staff is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the of the church, which includes Sunday, and non-Sunday responsibilities.


Guy Branco
Sunday set-up & operations

Kimo Branco
Sunday set-up & operations

London Thompson
Music & Sound

Zyrah Data
Toddlers Director

Kerry Moore

Julie Ohara
Children’s Director

Mike Ohara
Preaching/Teaching & Community Groups

Daniel Schleif
Sunday media & breakdown

Grace City’s board of directors promote and protect the fiscal integrity and health of GCC through biblical financial stewardship and oversight.


Mike Ohara

Melvic Reyes

Kerry Moore